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A hearing held in Seventh District Court Thursday for Jordan Jerome Dalman resulted in a jury trial date of April 20 being set for the former Vergas man.

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The executive committee of the Viking Library System Governing Board will meet on Dec. 17, 2019, at 5:15 p.m. at the Viking Library System office, Fergus Falls.

The Fergus Falls Public Library will show the movie based on the book "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

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The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign’s funding is trailing behind when compared to previous years’ donations, due to a shortened shopping season with the late Thanksgiving holiday. This shorter timeframe for giving could lead to a shortfall in funding needed to support thousands of familie…

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The weather had been threatening some perilous low temperatures this weekend, but they’ve slowly started to climb to bearable levels. There’s lots of indoor events this weekend to keep you warm, with a couple of outdoor options for the more adventurous among us. Santa will be extra busy on S…

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A short-term vacation rental (also called a vacation rental or STR) is most often defined as a rental of a residential dwelling unit or accessory building for periods of less than 30 consecutive days. Vacation rentals have exploded in popularity. Otter Tail County has an estimated 300-plus v…



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UNDERWOOD — A slow start put the hosting Underwood boys’ basketball behind the eight-ball as Little Eight Conference foe Ashby Arrows took home a 59-41 victory Tuesday.

COLD SPRING — The Fergus Falls boys’ basketball suffered its first loss of the season as Central Lakes Conference foe Rocori rallied late in the second half to force and overtime before winning 73-69 Tuesday.

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BRAINERD — The Fergus Falls girls’ hockey team played strong defense but could not prevent the hosting Brainerd Warriors from finding the net as the Otters fell 5-0 Tuesday.

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Minneapolis-based musician Mick Sterling is coming to Fergus Falls with his theatrical and musical Christmas show, “At Christmas.” The show has been called “a holiday ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the whole family” and features work written and performed by alumni of the Brave New Workshop Comed…

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The Minnesota Board of Animal Health confirms an 8-year-old white-tailed doe tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) after its white-tailed buck pen-mate killed it in a small, two-deer, hobbyist herd in Douglas County. The USDA National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed the …

This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2019 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter.   The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

Chris Swanson, BFA, APMA a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Fergus Falls, recently received the accredited portfolio management advisor (APMA) designation from the College of Financial Planning. Individuals who hold the APMA designation have completed a course of study encompas…

BARRETT — The West Central Area boys’ basketball team used strong defensive play and an opportunistic offense to cruise to a 87-47 victory over the Battle Lake Battlers Thursday.

The third annual Over the River Holiday Festival is coming to Fergus Falls  Saturday, Dec. 7 beginning at 10:30 a.m. with Santa’s arrival at the Fergus Falls Municipal Airport. The community is invited to welcome him to town and get a few pictures before he heads downtown to pick up his reindeer.

After a Monday morning session in Otter Tail County District Court Judge Barbara Hanson set a 3:15 p.m. review hearing on Jan. 16 for Anthony Dale Randklev.

For most people, high school band music usually involves a brass section, percussion and wind instruments. But while these musical devices aren’t old hat, different instruments provide first-time musicians an opportunity to contribute. For the Fergus Falls High School Music Department, the p…

The Fergus Falls Daily Journal is accepting nominations for its new “Citizen of the Year” award, however, the deadline of Jan. 31 is fast approaching. The Journal wants to recognize someone in our community who has gone above and beyond by doing what’s more than expected of them and who dese…

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a lifesaving gift this holiday season by making an appointment to donate blood or platelets and help the American Red Cross.

Harvey Robert Grasshoff, 93, of Fergus Falls, died Monday, December 2, 2019, at Knute Nelson Memorial Home in Alexandria.

It is important for all organizations to periodically reflect on their mission, beliefs, vision and practices. The Fergus Falls Public School District is taking time this year to do just that.  Our goal is to gather feedback on what we do well and on what we need to improve on. The data coll…

The Otter Tail County (OTC) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution appointing Nicole Hansen as the next OTC administrator. The resolution also appointed Nick Leonard as deputy county administrator. The appointments become effective Jan. 1, 2020. John Dinsmore, current count…

This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2019 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter.   The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

Ohio-based Southern gospel singer Ernie Haase is returning to Fergus Falls with his Grammy-nominated group, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, this Friday, Dec. 6 with a performance at Life Church in Fergus Falls, the third concert of the Fergus Falls Concert Association 2019-20 season. The sh…

Planning to be out and about for the Over the River Holiday Festival? Visit the Otter Tail County Historical Society Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

While an October snowfall dissipated fast and a few snowflakes have been spotted in the area, a snowstorm is expected to hit Otter Tail County and the surrounding area early today.

Shopping, gift wrapping, entertaining, decorating … the holidays are filled with fun activities and time with family and friends. Unfortunately they are also filled with lots of garbage. Literally. Paper plates and disposable utensils, paper napkins, plastic shopping bags, wrapping paper you…

It is time to sort the trash once again in Fergus Falls. On Thursday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department will conduct a trash sort at the recycling facility at 1115 North Tower Road in Fergus Falls. 

Can rural towns and cities get off carbon pollution?    That’s the topic for a free public meeting on practical strategies that can work in small towns like Alexandria and all over Douglas County. Mike Reese, renewable energy director at the U of Minnesota’s West Central Research Center in M…